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3M Smart Electronic Earplugs

3M Smart Electronic Earplugs Block Only Loud Noises

3M has launched the Peltor Electronic Earplug, which reduces harmful levels of noise but maintains a good level of situational awareness for wearers.   The Peltor Electronic Earplug from 3M...
Increase in construction injuries and fall in prosecutions raises concerns, says Unite

INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION INJURIES RAISES CONCERNS, SAYS UNITE

Unite, the UK’s construction union, has warned that new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of a rise in construction injuries and a fall in prosecutions is a ‘dangerous...
Construction company fined after carpenter injured in fall from height

COMPANY FINED AFTER CARPENTER INJURED IN FALL FROM HEIGHT

A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard on 2...
New IOSH President Professor Andrew Sharman

New IOSH President calls for continued change in perspectives

Experienced global safety consultant Professor Andrew Sharman has become the President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and has immediately called on fellow members to...
Company fined  following safety failings on construction site

Company fined following multiple safety failings on construction site

A construction company has been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 12...
Fine for Construction company after worker suffered carbon monoxide poisoning

Fine for Construction company after worker suffered CO poisoning

Construction company Construction 360 Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker collapsed and lost consciousness while working at the site of King Asia Foods Ltd, Middle Bank, Sheffield. ...
HILTI REPORT SUGGESTS ‘COMMON CODE NEEDED’ TO IMPROVE H&S STANDARDS

HILTI REPORT SUGGESTS ‘COMMON CODE NEEDED’ TO IMPROVE H&S STANDARDS

The UK construction industry could potentially improve health and safety standards by implementing a common code. That’s according to a new report by multinational construction technology,...
Roofing contractor sentenced for unsafe work at height

Roofing contractor sentenced for unsafe work at height

A roofing contractor has been sentenced for failing to take adequate precautions to prevent his workers falling from height and for breaching a prohibition notice. Llandudno Magistrates’...
COMPANY FINED AFTER BOY FALLS FROM SCAFFOLDING

COMPANY FINED AFTER BOY FALLS FROM SCAFFOLDING

Westdale Services Limited has today been sentenced after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder, falling approximately 10 metres. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 6 May...
Salford company fined after worker falls through collapsed stairs

Salford company fined after worker falls through collapsed stairs

A construction company has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious injuries to his back after falling through stairs that had been partly installed. Greater Manchester...

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